Has it been a week since I last posted? Oh. My. Stars! I've been frantically making Christmas cards and wrapping up the Advent Countdown for my niece and nephew. I'm *nearly* done...nearly! My husband's been in Austria since Tuesday (work-related), so I'm glad to have these projects to keep my mind off being on my ownsome. I'll be immensely happy when he's back home; Austria's significantly further than his typical jaunts...I miss him, and so does his stable of bikes *grin*
Anyway, today my wonderfully talented DT and I invite you join us in Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #340~Poppy, White, Sky. Isn't this little snowman, surrounded by snowballs, quite the dapper fellow? Do you see the pretty candy cane in the background? The holly and berries on the right? Festive yummy-ness, indeed! I'm amazed at what people can do with icing....truly amazed.
Snowmen are on the stage with my first card. You've seen this Purple Onion gem before but what makes it new for me is using my Primacolour pencils. My small set doesn't include a 'sky' blue, so I tried my best to use a light touch with 'true blue'. Still plenty to learn about shading, light sources and so on. I opted for pencils rather than the Chameleons to practice precisely those things...
My second card - because that candy cane cupcake was waving for some inspiration-attention - is also coloured with pencils. The wee ornaments are sporting a coat of stickles, so there's some shimmer to be seen, in real life.
NOTE: Thrilled to be selected for an Honourable Mention at Merry Monday! THANK YOU!
YOUR TURN! Bring out your poppy, sky and white and join us in Cupcakes Inspirations Challenge #340 gallery. Looking forward to seeing how these colours inspired you!
My candy cane card is heading to:
Freshly Made Sketches #216
and Merry Monday #183~Candy Canes
Hope you're feeling the joy of the season and that your festive spirit is glowing. Thank you for sharing some of your precious time with me!